The FBI did not interview sources of Steele dossier that falsely accused Trump of being a Russian agent until Jan. 2017, after FISA warrant was renewe

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The FBI did not interview sources of Steele dossier that falsely accused Trump of being a Russian agent until Jan. 2017, after FISA warrant was renewed​

The FBI did not begin the process of validating information from former British spy Christopher Steele that was used as the basis for false Justice Department and intelligence agency allegations that President Donald Trump and his campaign were Russian agents until Jan. 2017 when it began interviewing Steele’s sources, months after spying warrants had already been obtained on the campaign and renewed after the election.
That is one of the biggest takeaways of the Dec. 9 Justice Department report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz on abuses under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that occurred in 2016.
The Justice Department just took it all on faith. That Steele was an established intelligence agent, that he had a purported track record that made him appear to be reliable and that the hearsay from his sources he relayed was actually true. He had alleged that Trump and his campaign had conspired with Russia on the DNC and Wikileaks hacks with their “full knowledge and support.”
That’s apparently what it took in the Obama administration to get top secret surveillance of the Trump presidential campaign, the opposition party, in an election year. Well-placed gossip from well-credentialed officials. It doesn’t need to be true or even verifiable.
In fact, per Horowitz, no efforts were made to contact Steele’s sources prior to obtaining the spying warrants until after the election and after the surveillance had already been renewed once, in Jan. 2017. Nor was a lack of corroboration anything more than a speed bump to obtaining the surveillance.
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It was a fraud from day one. ANd Øbama was behind it all without doubt.



The FBI did not begin the process of validating information from former British spy Christopher Steele that was used as the basis for false Justice Department and intelligence agency allegations that President Donald Trump and his campaign were Russian agents until Jan. 2017 when it began interviewing Steele’s sources, months after spying warrants had already been obtained on the campaign and renewed after the election.


That is one of the biggest takeaways of the Dec. 9 Justice Department report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz on abuses under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that occurred in 2016.


The Justice Department just took it all on faith. That Steele was an established intelligence agent, that he had a purported track record that made him appear to be reliable and that the hearsay from his sources he relayed was actually true. He had alleged that Trump and his campaign had conspired with Russia on the DNC and Wikileaks hacks with their “full knowledge and support.”


That’s apparently what it took in the Obama administration to get top secret surveillance of the Trump presidential campaign, the opposition party, in an election year. Well-placed gossip from well-credentialed officials. It doesn’t need to be true or even verifiable.


In fact, per Horowitz, no efforts were made to contact Steele’s sources prior to obtaining the spying warrants until after the election and after the surveillance had already been renewed once, in Jan. 2017. Nor was a lack of corroboration anything more than a speed bump to obtaining the surveillance.

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The investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia would have gone ahead without the Steele Dossier. Answer me this what convictions were as a result of the Steele Dossier? NONE. The evidence that has resulted in charges and convictions have had nothing to do with the Dossier. The investigation started because Papondopolous talked to a Russian asset that gave info that they had Hillary's emails and nobody even knew the DNC had been hacked when that occured.

It was Papadopoulos's comments to the Australian diplomat that started the investigation into ties between Russia and Trumps' 2016 campaign and election interference. Horowitz confirmed that Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese university professor, was NOT working with the FBI. Mifsud told Papadopoulos about the hacked DNC and Hillary Clinton emails. Mifsud has since disappeared off the streets of Rome and had contacts with Russian intelligence officials.
While Trump keeps saying the FBI was investigating me and my campaign the fact remains the FBI was investigating Russian interference and if the Russians kept trying to make contact with Trump's campaign the FBI couldn't turn a blind eye to it.


 
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